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Message Posted: Mon, 08 Oct 2001 @ 12:44:55 GMT

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Subj:   Re: Macros using USING
From:   Geoffrey Rommel

EXPLAIN EXEC Mybetter_macro (:A, :B);

Thanks, Michael, but this isn't quite what I was asking. The SQL Reference tells me that I can create a macro with this syntax:

CREATE MACRO macro_name (parameters...) AS ( USING modifier statement; );

... but it gives no examples with a USING clause in that position. As shown below, I tried to create a macro from BTEQ using this syntax, but it didn't seem to work. Is such a thing really possible (or necessary)?

create macro lcidba.ins_sp_used
  ( in_dt       date,
    in_tm       time(0),
    in_used_qt  decimal(15,0) )
as (
using ( in_dt, in_tm, in_used_qt )
insert into lcidba.spool_used
   ( when_dt
    ,spool_used_qt )
   VALUES ( ?, ?, ? );

using ( in_dt, in_tm, in_used_qt )
 *** Failure 3706 Syntax error: expected something between the word 'in_dt' and ','.
                Statement# 1, Info =132
 *** Total elapsed time was 1 second.

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